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Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [8 November 2018]


In view of the upcoming holiday travel season, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorism.  In 2018, disasters such as earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption and typhoon struck our region and beyond, which affected a number of popular tourist destinations.  In addition, threats of terror attack at tourist destinations cannot be ruled out.  It is important for Singaporeans to be informed and be safe while travelling.    

 

For those planning to travel, here are some tips:


Before travelling


  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (https://www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

 

While travelling


  • Always take care of your personal safety, and remain vigilant and alert to local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.


In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at +65 6379 8800/8855.


Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [18 November 2017]


In 2017, there have been various attacks on civilian targets which affected areas popular with tourists and locals. Widely-reported incidents in recent months include the attacks in Lower Manhattan in New York (31 October 2017), at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas (1 October 2017), at Las Ramblas street in Barcelona (17 August 2017), at the London Bridge and Borough Market in London (3 June 2017), and at the Drottninggatan street in Stockholm (7 April 2017).


As a precaution during this holiday travel season, we advise Singaporeans of the following:


> Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.


> Take a few minutes to eRegister with MFA (online or via the MFA@SG mobile app).


> Always take care of your personal safety, and remain vigilant and alert to local security developments.


> Obey the laws and respect the local customs of the countries you are visiting.


> Keep your passport and identity card separate to minimise the risk of you losing both your ID documents.


> Never carry too much cash and valuables. Never leave your valuables unattended.


> Make sure you know the local rules of the road. Ensure that you, your passengers and the vehicle are covered by insurance.


> Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.


> Monitor the local news and heed the instructions of the local authorities in an emergency.


> Stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe.  Inform them of your whereabouts and activities.


In the event that you require consular assistance, please call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) at +65-6379 8800/8855, or get in touch with the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission.


Travel Notice for the U.K. [19 September 2017]

On 15 September 2017, a terror attack on a Tube train at Parsons Green Station resulted in a number of injuries.   The British government has assessed that the terror threat level in the UK is “severe”.  This means that an attack is highly likely but not imminent.

Singaporeans travelling to or residing in the UK are advised to be vigilant particularly when in public places. They should follow the instructions of local authorities and remain alert to local security developments. They should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.

Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (via https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ or the MFA@SG App) so that we can contact you should there be a need. Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe. Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact our High Commission in London or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

Singapore High Commission in London
9 Wilton Crescent
Belgravia
London SW1X 8SP
Tel: +44 (0) 207 235 8315
Emergency no.: +44 (0) 771 034 8335
Email: singhc_lon@mfa.sg

Twitter: @SHCLon

Facebook: @SingaporeHighComLondon


Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800, +65 63798855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg


Travel Notice for the UK [28 May 2017]

The current terror threat level in the UK has been revised downwards from “critical” to “severe”.  This means that an attack is highly likely but not imminent.

Singaporeans travelling to or residing in the UK are advised to be vigilant particularly when in public places.  They should follow the instructions of local authorities and remain alert to local security developments.  They should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.

Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (via https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ or the MFA@SG App) so that we can contact you should there be a need.  Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.  Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact our High Commission in London or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

Singapore High Commission in London

9 Wilton Crescent

Belgravia

London SW1X 8SP

Tel: +44 (0) 207 235 8315

Emergency no.: +44 (0) 771 034 8335

Email: singhc_lon@mfa.sg

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)

Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: +65 6379 8800, +65 63798855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

 

Travel Notice for the UK [25 May 2017]

 

Following the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in Manchester on 22 May 2017, the UK government has raised the terror threat to its highest level of “critical” on 23 May 2017, meaning a further attack in the UK may be imminent.  In line with the heightened threat level, the UK government has enhanced security measures such as the deployment of military personnel at public spaces and events, as well as increased police patrols in key locations.

 

Singaporeans travelling to or residing in the UK are advised to be vigilant particularly when in public places.  They should follow the instructions of local authorities and remain alert to local security developments.  They should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.

 

Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (via https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ or the MFA@SG App) so that we can contact you should there be a need.  Singaporeans are also advised to stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.  Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact our High Commission in London or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

 

Singapore High Commission in London

9 Wilton Crescent

Belgravia

London SW1X 8SP

Tel: +44 (0) 207 235 8315

Emergency no.: +44 (0) 771 034 8335

Email: singhc_lon@mfa.sg

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)

Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: +65 6379 8800, +65 63798855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

 

Overseas Travel – Keep Safe and Stay Vigilant [23 December 2016]

In recent months, there have been attacks on civilian targets that include areas popular with tourists and locals. The most recent examples include the attacks at the Besiktas Stadium in Istanbul on 10 December 2016, St Mark’s Coptic Cathedral Complex in Cairo on 11 December 2016, and the Breitscheidplatz Christmas Market in Berlin on 19 December 2016. In addition, a number of countries including Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia have successfully thwarted planned terror attacks. As a precaution during this holiday season, local authorities in many countries in our immediate region and other parts of the world have raised their level of alertness and tightened security.

 

Given these developments, MFA would like to remind Singaporeans of the following when travelling overseas:

  • Stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know how to contact you. It will be good to share your travel itinerary with them, and in the event of an emergency, do let them know that you are safe.
  • eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (via https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ or the MFA@SG App) so that we can contact you should there be a need. Upon e-registration, MFA will send you details of the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission based on your travel itinerary, so that you have our contact details  within easy reach on your mobile device in the event of an emergency.
  • Stay current with the media coverage of local events and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Factor recent developments into your travel plans and activities.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Take all necessary precautions to ensure your personal safety, and remain vigilant and alert to local security developments.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities in an emergency. Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.

 

In the event that Singaporeans overseas require emergency consular assistance, please call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) at +65-63798800/8855, email us at mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg, or get in touch with the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission.

 

Overseas Travel – Keep Safe and Stay Vigilant [4 July 2016]

In recent months, there have been attacks carried out by terrorists on civilian targets that include international airports and areas popular with tourists and locals. The most recent examples include the attacks on Istanbul Ataturk Airport on 28 June 2016, a nightspot in Selangor on 28 June 2016, a café in Dhaka on 1 July 2016, and a busy shopping district in Baghdad on 3 July 2016. Like in Singapore, local authorities in many countries in our immediate region and other parts of the world have raised their level of alertness due to terrorist threats in recent months. At the same time, we are seeing more Singaporeans travelling overseas and in greater frequency.


Given these developments, MFA would like to remind Singaporeans of the following when travelling overseas: 

  • eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/) so that we can contact you should there be a need. Find out where the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission (https://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/missions/singapore_mission/mission_locator.html) is to your location and store the contact details for easy reach.
  • Stay current with the media coverage of local events and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Factor recent developments into your travel plans and activities.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Take all necessary precautions to ensure your personal safety, and remain vigilant and alert to local security developments.  
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities in an emergency. Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know how to contact you.  It will be good to share your travel itinerary with them, and in the event of an emergency, do let them know that you are safe.


We hope the above will help. In the event that Singaporeans overseas require emergency consular assistance, please call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) at +65-63798800/8855, email us at mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg, or get in touch with the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission.

 

 

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